It's time for another new challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and our theme is "Anything Goes." Our sponsor this week is Star Stampz and they generously supplied images for the DT to use. I chose "English Lady" - isn't she elegant out for her first spring walk?
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Half way through the month of May and very close to half way through the year! How did that happen? We're starting our mid-month challenge at QKR Stampede today and our theme is always "Anything Goes." You can use any images from any company on your projects but if you choose to use a QKR image (or one from our sister company, Eureka Stamps) then your entry qualifies for a separate draw only for QKR/Eureka images. That increases your chance of winning by a huge amount, so think about it! :-D
Friday, May 14, 2021
One more card for a progressive challenge and this one is for Stampers Delights. I merged three of the images and a sentiment from the set for this month and this would make a cute card for someone moving into a new home or coming home after being away for a while. Come to think of it, it might even work to welcome kids coming home from their first day back at school considering how long they've not been able to go to school. Of course, having been stuck at home for a year, maybe they are delighted to be back at school. :-D
Thursday, May 13, 2021
This delightful Birthday Bear from Jan's Digi Stamps is wishing everyone at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge a Happy Birthday during their 12th Annual Blog Hop. Jan's Digi Stamps has happily sponsored several of their weekly challenges during the last two years and when they asked if we'd like to participate in the birthday celebration, we jumped at the chance! For this Birthday Hop, Jan's Digi Stamps is offering a $10 (US) gift certificate to one lucky prize winner who leaves a comment on this post before or by May 19.
My card is also doing double duty as my mid-month DT reminder card for the challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. As the Sponsorship Coordinator for Jan's, I'm delighted to make my personal blog one of the stops along the hop.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Today I'm sharing the first of my #Conie Fong DT cards for the month of May. It features Liliana Mermaid as well as some fancy die cut work. Don't forget that each month we have two challenges running; one is for colored images only and the other is for completed projects. You do have to use Conie Fong images but there are so many of those and you're sure to fall in love with several once you go and explore the Etsy store. :-D
The image set includes Liliana both with and without a water lily and my original plan was to merge both images for use on one card. However, I had forgotten I was working with jpg images, not a png images, and the plan went awry. So I used one of the printed images and will save the other one for a future project. The sentiment is also from Conie Fong but not from the Liliana Mermaid set and I honestly don't remember which set has that sentiment. Sorry
The best part about this card is that it's made with scraps and bits, both paper and CS. Even the burlap ribbon for the bow was a left over scrap which I found in my scrap basket. There was just enough of it to tie that bow and trim the dove-tail ends.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
It wasn't until I saw this image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps that I understood what makes the difference between an ordinary day and a birthday. lol I love that idea and will be calling on the fairies for all family birthdays from this point forward.
Monday, May 10, 2021
It's very likely that the area where I live will reach 100 degrees this week and it's only the first third of May, for Heaven's sake! We always get hot, hot, HOT! weather during our summer months, usually several days in a row of over 100 degrees and when that happens I either stay inside in the craft room air conditioning or I head out for the beach. I guess this week is perfect for this card I made over the weekend. These House Mouse mousies have the right idea but they really need to watch that sunburn. :-D
Friday, May 7, 2021
Today's post is a quick one and it features the Dr. Digi image for the Progressive challenge at The Outlawz.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
It's Thursday and that means it's time for another challenge at Creative Knockouts. This week, we're sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and the theme is "Anything Goes." They supplied images for the team to use and I used the pre-colored, bonus image from the Happy Mouse set. I needed the shortcut of a pre-colored image at the time I was making this card; I was still in the midst of my COVID recovery. :-D
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
It was wonderful to receive the freebie image for the May Progressive challenge at Imagine That! It meant I was back as one of the participants over there and that made me feel that things were definitely getting back to 'normal.' :-D
I thought this would be perfect for an encouragement card or just to let someone know I was thinking about them.
Happy Crafting. NanaConnie
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Yesterday, as I was making this card, I had a sudden flash of memory about a friend of mine who had come down with a nasty stomach flu. After not hearing from her for a few days, I called and she answered the phone with a death-warmed-over voice. I knew right away that she must be ill and asked her what was wrong. She replied by saying she was "frog green sick." I didn't need any additional details. That pretty much said it all. :-D
So this card became a Get Well card which will go into the stash until needed.
Of course, the image is from Beccy's Place and the optional twist in the challenge this month is a sketch. You don't have to use it because the theme is always "Anything Goes" with a Beccy's image but it's a fun sketch if you want to give it a shot.
Have a great day and Happy Crafting! NanaConnie
Monday, May 3, 2021
The first Monday in May and time for another new challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. This will be our last challenge until the first Monday in September. We're taking the summer off (or winter, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere.) Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and you can use any stamp/digi from any company to enter our challenges. However, it's worth remembering that if you do use a JDS image, your entry goes into a separate drawing only for those entries using JDS digi stamps and therefore, your chances of winning are increased by a huge amount!
My card today features an image from the set called "Early Spring Nest" and I'm using it for a baby shower card for a new little girl expected early this summer. The sentiment is mine.
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Here it is time for another challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and our theme is "Anything Goes." We're sponsored this week by CAS-ual Fridays and they generously supplied rubber stamp sets to each DT member. Mine is called "Floating" and I had a marvelous time doing heat embossing again!
Many of you know that since they restarted in March, I've been trying to play along in the monthly (2nd of Month to 28th) "Anything Halloween Goes" challenges at Two Old Bats, a challenge dedicated to year-round Halloween. I was invited to be a Guest Designer this month and I'm thrilled to share with you a card I made using an image a friend sent to me last fall when I was still suffering from the loss of all my digital images. Unfortunately, I have no idea who drew the image so can't give full and proper credit.
The first thing you should know is that I HATE spiders! They are just so creepy. My phobia is so bad, I can't even stand to look at pics of them! But this one is kinda cute with his goofy smile and crossed eyes. :-D
Saturday, May 1, 2021
My second post of the day but that's what happens on the first of the month. This post is for QKR Stampede and our new challenge starts today. I've been with the QKR DT since 2015 and I absolutely adore their images and those of our sister company, Eureka Stamps. I've showcased more than 200 images and, so far, haven't duplicated anything. That means there are a huge number of stamps available in the shop. The image I used today is from QKR Stampede and it's called "Gardening Girl."
BTW, QKR Stamps are a terrific bargain. They come in both digis and rubber and the digis sell for $2.00 each while the rubber stamps range from $3.00 up to the mid- $4.00. When is the last time you bought a rubber stamp for $3.00? Incredible! And they are all so cute. :-D
It's the First of May - May Day in many countries - and in my childhood days, May Day meant leaving little flower bouquets at your neighbor's house. In Victorian days, the bouquets were called "Tussy Mussies" and they were hung on door knobs.
In any case, it's time for a new challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies where the theme is always "Anything Goes with a Critter." Just show us your projects featuring critters of any kind (animal, insect, feathered, or with fins, but no humans. Mermaids count, gnomes don't. :-D
Our sponsor this month is TNT Artspirations and they supplied images for each of the DT to use. I chose Fluffy Kitten and this comes in a set with 3 images and 7 sentiments. I kept it CAS to show off that adorable kitten face and used a black card base to make the image pop and show off the bursts of green.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
I'm running right up against the deadline in the Digi-of-the-Month progressive challenge at Imagine That! and I'm going to post this as soon as I finish typing the details, before I even add all the links to the other challenges I want to enter.
This adorable image is the Tea Cup Bunny from the Rosy Tea Party set and the sentiment is part of the set.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Remember when you started kindergarten, feeling very grown up to be facing the world without Mom, only to discover that you still had to take naps? We all knew we were too old to have to take naps (despite falling asleep within 5 minutes of lying down!) How different things look now that I've joined the ranks of the "Oldsters." Naps are wonderful things and I really hate the days when I miss out on taking one. :-D
Celebrating naps and catching up on one more progressive challenge at LeAnn's World 101.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
I think this is the third time I've used this image but she's such a cute little hedgie, how could anyone resist her? She's from Bugaboo Stamps and I have yet to decide if this is going to be a birthday card, or for Mother's Day, or just a simple "Thinking of You" card. Clearly it's a versatile image. :-D
Friday, April 23, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Our newest challenge starts today at Creative Knockouts and I'm participating with the DT for the first time since coming down with COVID-19 and and being hospitalized. Our theme this week is "Wings & Things" and our wonderful sponsor is Artsystamper. They supplied the DT with images to use and I chose "Aster Garden" because of that lovely butterfly and the great sentiment.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Another DT card for Conie Fong, featuring Maisy Mouse from the Maisy and Cory Mouse bundle. You'll see my DT card using Cory Mouse later on. I adore these little mice - they are some of the cutest mice ever drawn and I hope Conie will be doing more of them in the future.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Time for another new challenge over at Pammie's Inky Pinkies where our theme is "Anything Goes." We are sponsored this week by Newton's Nook. My DT card is made with die cut scraps and is about as CAS as one can get using nothing but die cuts.
Check out our challenge this week, won't you? Anything goes and yo might win a fabulous prize from Newton's Nook. :-D Happy Crafting. NanaConnie
I can hardly believe that I've done 4 daily posts in a row! I'm beginning to get back to my normal "every day" postings and, in my mind, that means my COVID recovery is moving right along. :-D
This is my card for the monthly challenge over at Beccy's Place where the theme is "Anything Goes" but there's an optional theme of flowers, plants, & foliage. I used Beccy's Sweetpeas image, which I think has been retired. I took the shortcut of using a pre-colored image and it's really gorgeous! I'm sorry for the glare on the photo but the green background is metallic CS and every photo I took had that shiny glare. :-(